Stock photography + cinematography, made with love


Raising the bar—and the industry’s expectations—of stock photography and cinematography.

Stocksy is home to a highly curated collection of royalty-free stock photography and video footage that is beautiful, distinctive, and highly usable.

We’re also a cooperative! (Think more artist respect and support, less patchouli.) We believe in creative integrity, fair profit sharing, and co-ownership, with every voice being heard.

Quality of Product

Quality of Product

Because every artist, photo, and video on Stocksy is hand selected, our entire 100% exclusive collection is both stunning and relevant. We have exceptionally high curatorial standards, which means you don’t have to search through endless pages to find that perfect photo or video . We do all of that for you.

Our Co-op Approach

Our co-op approach

We are an artist-owned cooperative founded on the principles of equality, respect, and fair distribution of profits. Our contributing artists receive 50% of a Standard License Purchase and 75% of an Extended License Purchase – and every single co-op member receives a share of the company.

VIP Services

Creative Services

Free Comp Access + Creative Research

We offer free high-resolution comp image and video access to all corporate clients, because we believe you should rock your client presentations—watermark free. Our Creative Research team’s deep understanding of our collection is also available to you, to hunt for the perfect resources for your project.

Personalized billing options

Personalized Billing Options

Billing should be convenient and flexible, which is why we offer a breadth of payment options: Major Credit Cards, PayPal, Positive Balance Accounts, Net-30 Credit Accounts, and Purchase Orders are all supported.

HQ

Contact Us

Phone

+1 (800) 997-1287

Direct

+1 (646) 863-4443


Address

#320 - 560 Johnson Street
Victoria BC, Canada
V8W 3C6

Brianna Wettlaufer

Brianna Wettlaufer

CEO/CO-FOUNDER

Brianna has worked as an executive in the stock industry for over 13 years. She has mentored startups in Canada, Korea, Japan, and the US, all focused on using community and curation to lead companies forward in photography, art, and music. In 2012 she co-founded Stocksy, an artist- owned co-op, focused on the support and empowerment of sustainable artist careers through democratic business.

Nuno Silva

Nuno Silva

VP OF PRODUCT

Nuno Silva is a successful commercial photographer and founding member of the Stocksy United co-operative in February of 2013, where he started as the Director of Content and is now the VP of Product. Building upon an experienced career, with over a decade of industry knowledge, at companies like iStock and 500px, Nuno is also an active member of the Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA) and currently sits on the board of this international trade organization.

Nuno currently resides in Toronto, Canada with his supportive wife and son.

Luke McGrath

Luke McGrath

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Luke brings over a decade of senior experience developing foundations and strategic direction of information through business analytics and agile methodologies. With 154,826,103.97 seconds of industry experience at iStock and Getty Images, his specialized knowledge of segmentation in the stock industry has been an invaluable addition to the executive team. Luke brings a refreshing approach of transparency of information and proactively supporting and mentoring departments and artists to increase their knowledge and understanding of business performance.

Mike Cook

Mike Cook

VP OF OPERATIONS

Michael brings his years in the stock industry at iStockphoto and Getty Images, flavoured with start-up operational experience in another market, to Stocksy. His focus is on working with the incredible team at Stocksy to deliver kick-ass products and service while living up to the principles and values that are the DNA of the company - communication up and down, transparency in action, responsibility for results, and dedication to the process.

Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross

SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER / CO-FOUNDER

Daniel Ross is a veteran software developer with extensive experience in web development, design and digital photography. Prior to Stocksy United, Daniel provided his technical know-how and business acumen as lead developer for iStock and director of Getty Images' LIFE.com joint venture with Time Inc.

Outside of his technical pursuits, Dan enjoys cycling, playing trombone, taekwondo, dungeon mastering and having fun with his family.

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Matt Watson is a graduate of UVic’s Software Engineering program, and joined the Stocksy team pre-launch in January of 2013. His focus is mainly frontend development.. In his off hours he enjoys hiking, biking, caving and adventuring across Vancouver Island, and of course coding. Matt is fuelled by dank memes, filthy dubstep, and blasting rap while ripping down logging roads in his 4x4.

Sean Clarke

Sean Clarke

DEV OPS

Sean was truly born at the age of 11 when he purchased his first computer, a speedy 8088 with a turbo button. He is a graduate of the BCIT Avionics program, with a sprinkle of Telecom on top.

His current focuses are DevOps and Systems Administration of the Stocksy Platform. When not at Stocksy HQ, he can be found on his BMX, road, or dirt bike. Sean is also fueled by wave action, the sound of surf, and controlled turbulence. Born and raised in Vancouver, his heart and soul will never leave Vancouver Island.

James Teague

James Teague

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

James began working at Stocksy in 2015. Born in England and completing his Computer Science degree at Staffordshire University, he now lives on Vancouver Island with his wife Susan.

Emily Pereira

Emily Pereira

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Emily joined Stocksy in 2016 and is still working towards a combined Computer Science and Psychology degree at the University of Victoria.

When she’s not breaking the website or writing papers, you’ll either find Em curled up at home immersed in a book about dystopian societies or exploring the beautiful beaches of Vancouver Island.

Jade Lacosse

Jade Lacosse

DEVELOPER

Having spent over half his life building fat LAMP stacks, Jade is a digital native. When he isn't hacking away at a UNIX terminal, he can often be found blasting tunes on his rickety bicycle, paddling his canoe, or begrudgingly helping friends move with his old Toyota Hilux.

Brian Patterson

Brian Patterson

DIRECTOR OF SALES

Brian is a recent addition to the Stocksy executive team, and has held Senior sales Management positions at several of the largest stock photo companies including; Corbis, Jupiterimages/Getty, and most recently Shutterstock for the past 5 years. Prior to that, Brian had his own artist representative agency with several commercial photographers on his roster, and was the Associated Publisher of Applied Arts Magazine prior to that. Brian is also a freelance entertainment photographer based in Toronto, Canada, and has photographed every major celebrity and band you might have seen on stage or on screen. If you are visiting Toronto, you can catch Brian’s 80’s Rock themed photo exhibit at BOEHMER on Ossington in the Queen West art neighborhood.

Marc Fournet

Marc Fournet

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Marc is a marketing and business development specialist with over 12 years of experience in progressive senior leadership roles at various successful technology companies in Victoria, BC. Originally from Calgary, AB, Marc moved to BC to pursue his MBA in Services Management at the University of Victoria. In his free time, Marc likes to be outdoors jogging, skiing, and paddle boarding.

Nicklaus Walter

Nicklaus Walter

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Nick has been obsessed with photography since he was 16 years old. At the time, his main interest was capturing photos of his friends skateboarding in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. What started as a fun pastime eventually led him to move to Vancouver, BC and complete the Digital Photography program at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts in 2008.

Soon after, Nick began contributing to a couple of stock photography agencies, but was always left with the sense that the companies he shot for weren't very interested in the wellbeing of their photographers, nor did they compensate them fairly. When Stocksy first launched in early 2013, Nick saw the press release and instantly knew that working with Stocksy would be a dream job.

In February 2014, Nick was thrilled to join Stocksy as both the Client Services Representative and as a contributing photographer. To this day, he's still just as excited that he gets to be involved with an organization that puts photographers first.

Amanda Lawrence

Amanda Lawrence

CLIENT RELATIONS

Originally from Victoria Amanda has always had itchy feet and spend some years living in Japan and more recently England. Now back in Vic with over 10 years of management and Client Relations experiencing she is putting down roots at Stocksy as one of the Client Relations masters.

When not at work she is avidly searching for vinyl and mid century modern treasures, baking treats, cuddling her pups or more recently dabbling in terrariums.

Cara Slifka

Cara Slifka

CLIENT RELATIONS AND CREATIVE RESEARCH

Cara is a commercial and editorial photographer who joined Stocksy first as a contributor in 2013 and then as an HQ team member a year later. Hobbies include poutine, sea glass and relentlessly searching the Stocksy collection. She lives on the coast of Maine with her 11 year-old son, two English setters and three sleepy cats.

Margaret Vincent

Margaret Vincent

SENIOR COUNSEL

Margaret arrived at Stocksy following a winding career path with over 10 years of experience in customer service and retail sales. Following law school at the University of Michigan, she practiced in legal fields grounded in the protection of individuals, including high-conflict custody and consumer protection litigation. Margaret was first accepted as a photographer at Stocksy, but quickly fell in love with the co-op and joined Stocksy’s staff as a legal advisor in 2014 before transitioning to full-time counsel in 2015. Margaret strives to protect artists and their work while balancing the needs of Stocksy’s clients. She specializes in licensing, cooperative governance, and translating legal documents so they can be understood by non-lawyers. She is based in Chicago, licensed to practice in Illinois and Michigan, and sits on the DMLA Legal Committee.

Susan Porter

Susan Porter

CONTROLLER

Susan brings over 20 years of business experience to the finance department and has been with Stocksy since launch. She is our Controller, because Full-Time Multitasking Ninja is not a real job title. Susan ensures Stocksy’s icky business bits are dealt with, that everyone gets paid, and that our clients pay us, all the while watching the bottom line.

When not at Stocksy, she enjoys hanging out at music festivals acting as camera sherpa for her concert photo shooting husband, and hanging out on the beach in warm and sunny locations. She resides in beautiful Victoria with her husband and two sons.

Keith Gallant

Keith Gallant

A/R SPECIALIST

In all the years of touring as a drummer, Keith has managed to avoid bizarre gardening accidents and spontaneous human combustion to make his return to the world of finance. With a great deal of experience in business banking as well as client and sales management, Keith has developed an understanding of the big picture in regard to finance. When not shaking down people for lunch money he spends his time touring, mixing bands, and hanging with his wonderful wife and kids. And yes he can count past four.

Sarah Reid

Sarah Reid

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Sarah brings over a decade of diverse experience in the design industry to her role here at Stocksy. Having art directed and managed a breadth of magazines, publications and branding initiatives during her career, Sarah is acutely aware of both the needs and challenges faced by clients searching for rad imagery.

When not basking in the warm glow of her computer screens, you can find Sarah unwinding in the kitchen, daydreaming about home renovations, and listening to late night CBC radio, pink wine in hand.

Jordan Clarke

Jordan Clarke

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Jordan thinks about design and rap lyrics more than most people, and is equally inspired by both. Jordan joined Stocksy after a decade of varied experience in publishing, print, branding, web, and product design. He believes good design should stay out of a user's way while enhancing content and usability, and as Stocksy's senior designer Jordan focuses on showcasing our stunning collection of images to our community in the most beautiful and engaging way possible. And yes, all while listening to rap music.

When he isn't working, Jordan enjoys traveling and hanging out with his girlfriend and dog, only one of which is imaginary.

Tara Campbell

Tara Campbell

WRITER/EDITOR

Tara believes that most of life's challenges can be overcome by communication accompanied by a healthy dose of humour. Coming from a background in performing arts, history, and philosophy, she is an obsessive knowledge seeker and fact collector, dispersing whatever tidbits she can through writing and impromptu interpretive dance. When she’s not composing articles for Stocksy’s talented artists, she’s likely looking at pictures of dinosaurs, cackling at her own jokes, contemplating space and time, googling everything, or curling up with a book in fleeting patches of sunshine. Long walks on the beach are way up there too.

Madeleine Janzen

Madeleine Janzen

COORDINATOR + HR

Raised 50% by a computer wizard and 50% by an artist, Madeleine grew from a young age learning how to wear many differents hats. She has a passion for strategy and brings to Stocksy a diverse skillset including over 7 years of customer service and an extensive background in Geography, Earth and Ocean Science, and Calculus.

Introduced to Stocksy as our Girl Friday / Coordinator, she focused on spreading the love internally and externally whilst upholding a work environment that facilitated a collaborative space for creatives to experiment, brainstorm, and recharge.

Now also our Human Resource manager, she works closely with her mentors to cultivate a dynamic team as Stocksy continues to grow, ensuring the sanity of our humans, and continuing to spread the Stocksy Spirit.

Kynan Tait

Kynan Tait

VIDEO CONTENT DIRECTOR

Kynan is quiet, but don’t let that deter you from finding out that in his head is a constant stream of moving and still imagery. In a time where everyone can make and consume pictures at a rate never seen before, style still reigns king, and when you pair that with an eye for good subject matter you get gold. This is what sets Kynan apart. He has his feet firmly planted in the current of photography, but he knows that these two elements are what comes first. They always have and they always will.

Cameron Whitman

Cameron Whitman

CONTENT MANAGER

Cam is a veteran commercial and stock photographer with over a decade of industry experience. He currently serves as Content Manager for Stocksy United, where he leads a team of five editors and acts as artistic liaison for Stocksy's nearly 1,000 members. Cameron oversees the content acquisition process and works with each contributor to cultivate and curate their artistic development within the collection. Outside of Stocksy, he enjoys shooting commercial food photography and portraits, seeing live music, and collecting as many film cameras as his wife will allow. He resides in the DC metro area with his wife, son, and a fridge stuffed with film.

Ivar Teunissen

Ivar Teunissen

TEAM LEAD / SENIOR EDITOR

After working in the stock photography industry for 10 years, Ivar was growing more and more frustrated as the industry started shifting away from fair treatment for photographers towards higher return on investments. Stocksy's ideals and vision connect well with Ivar's own, making it a perfect fit for him to take on the role as senior editor and team lead. Thanks to his diverse backgrounds in commercial photography, design and programming, as well as him traveling and teaching on five continents, Ivar feels naturally comfortable being in a position that involves contact with a diverse range of people.

Karim Perales

Karim Perales

CONTENT EDITOR

Karim (KK) is a London based photographer, he joined Stocksy as a founding photographer in 2013, and joined the editing team in 2014. Karim has worked in stock photography for many years, and has previously taught Media studies and Music Technology at CTK London, before deciding to work in the photography industry full time. His interests are shooting analogue photography, polaroids, playing music and motorbikes.

Leandro Crespi

Leandro Crespi

CONTENT EDITOR

Leandro is a Barcelona based photographer and art director from Buenos Aires, working with images since the early 2000s, lived and worked in influential cities like Sydney and Barcelona. Since 2014 is part of the content editor team in Stocksy United, working closely with some of the most talented artists in the stock industry. He likes 80s movie classics, and dulce de leche.

Eddie Pearson

Eddie Pearson

CONTENT EDITOR

Eddie has been in the arts since he was a child. At the tender age of 11, he saved up enough money from mowing lawns to purchase his own drum set. Years later he moved to NYC continuing his career path as a musician. During this time, he found that the music life wasn't for him and his then girlfriend (now wife) convinced him to pick up a camera. He's been shooting non-stop ever since, producing commercial work for clients such as Red Bull, Google, Samsung, GQ and many others. In 2014 Eddie joined Stocksy as a contributor and is now happily a part of the editing team. When he's not in the queue or on a gig, you can find him at home with his wife and 2 children, or playing League of Legends.

Dylan Howell

Dylan Howell

CONTENT EDITOR

Dylan is a wedding photographer living in Portland, Oregon. His photography career might have peaked during his 7th grade darkroom class, but that doesn’t mean he’s given up. He’s been a contributor for Stocksy since 2013 and joined the editing team in late 2016. Outside of the photography world, his interests include racing bicycles, riding motorcycles, and attempting to craft the perfect cappuccino.

Gabi Bucataru

Gabi Bucataru

VIDEO EDITOR

Romanian native, Chicago inhabitant, Stocksy flag bearer, family man, getting excited at the slightest whiff of film smell, shooting everything in sight and lately, your humble video colour grader. One day when he grows up, Gabs would like to be a photographer. Maybe a movie director.

Matt Addington

Matt Addington

VIDEO EDITOR

Matt is a photographer and videographer based in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Natalie Jeffcott

Natalie Jeffcott

Australian Account Director

Natalie is a Melbourne, Australia based Editorial and Commercial Photographer, with a background in Visual Merchandising and Design. After travelling extensively overseas she returned to Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Photography in 2001. She joined Stocksy as a Photographer in 2013 and started in her role as the Australian Account Director in 2016. When she's not working or shooting, you'll find her dreaming of travel and hanging with her family that includes: 1 child, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit and 1 fish.